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for the sake of balance, my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work? and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue. >> patty murray will unvail the democrats budget plan and the white house says president obama will release his budget the week of april 8th. also today president obama will meet with ceo's from major companies to get their input on how the government and private sector can best work together to improve cyber security. coming up why the director of national intelligence says cyber attacks now pose more of a threat to the u.s. than a terrorist attack. >>> time now 5:07. let's check in with sal. already we are following fog and crashes a busy morning. >> it is busy already. pam, welcome back. the traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving in many areas. but it's foggy. i can show you the east shore freeway. if you look at the screen you can see is cars moving through. very thick fog. when you two to the toll plaza just a little bit away you can see fog here. not a lot of traffic yet. but mark and i will be the fog brothers this morni
. >> the economy is in the process of healing. the economy is better, it has a long ways to go, unemployment is a couple percentage points lower than it was a cupper year ago -- couple years ago. the summit is now in its 10th year. >>> teachers have reached a new contract agreement following 10 months of negotiations. the teachers union said the wage increase for this year and next total 4.5%. class sizes are protects. negotiations had reached an impasse until the assembly member agreed to mediate. >> the sim tommy -- symphony grocers are back at the table. they want a wage increase saying they are losing musicians to other orchestras. they are in the top three highest paid symphonies. >>> casino workers took to the streets demanding better pay. >> housekeeping, gaming and food service workers rallied with supporters, workers have been struggling to earn a living wage. the protest comes after a judge cited the casino for labor law violations on march 5. >>> for many people celebrating st. patricks day means drinking. the soaring cost of driving under the influence should have many thinking w
. >>> new report says california's economy will continue to improve with increase business investment and decreasing unemployment numbers. the forecast said it is estimated to grow 2% this year and 3% the following year. in california unemployment is expected to hit 9.6% this year and drop to 8.4 in 2014. >>> report shows retail spending is up despite higher taxes. americans spent at a fast pace in february. experts say the new numbers show people continue to spend even with higher payroll taxes cutting into their take home pay. experts predict a growth for the u.s. economy this year. >>> traders on wall street kept the market's streak going for a 9th day. the dow is up 5 to 14,455. the nasdaq is up 2 at 3,245. the s&p is up 2 to 1,554. >>> a new plan to extend last call has californians and bar managers worried. >> and we had numbers into the low 80s in some neighborhoods. more fog out there now and it will increase tomorrow, that mean as cool down -- means a cool down, how much cooler for your bay area thursday? i will have the details. . >>> we have breaking news right now from in
, health care, and the future of the economy in europe, people at the event told us the tone was encouraging. >> the economy is in the process of healing. the economy is better, it has a ways to go, unemployment is a couple percentage points lower than it was. it was the stanford institute for economic research. the summit is in the 10th year. >>> on keat is -- wall street closed a little bit lower. >>> from a u.s. marine to the san jose police force, one of dozens of stories at the police academy graduated a new closs. how this graduation comes after years of cut backs. >> 43 men and women entered this hall as civilians and they lefts asworn police officer. this is san jose police academy class 18. two women and 41 men marched into park side hall to graduate after the toughest six months of their lives. >> i prefer to think of the last six months and what we have accomplished. we're peace officers, we're realizing our dreams. >> it will be a big honor to be a part of this. 33-year-old matthew barerra joined the department after spending years in the marine corps. i've seen e
the bay area economy. >>> one golfer with quite a hole in one. he fell into a sink hole. we have details of how he survived. [ male announcer ] subway introduces the new $3 six-inch select! this march, we're kicking things off with the low fat oven roasted chicken $3 six-inch select. it's available all month long as one of our march featured values, the newest way to enjoy subway every day! subway. eat fresh. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. actually a pretty good retail report coming in this morning. but the dow down just about 24 points. the nasdaq and s & p also down a quarter of a percent. >>> time now 6:55. this firey explosion this morning in a louisiana bayou. four people were hurt. a tug boat hit a gas pipeline. that tug boat was pushing an oil barn last night about 30 miles south of new orleans. both of the vessels were engulfed in the flames when the boat hit the pipeline. four people on the tug boat were treated for injuries. one suffered severe burns. >>> back here at home fire repairs on berkeley's famous restaurant may take a lot longer than expected. cr
the economy. >> we want to make sure the people know the event is happening this year. >> reporter: the new organizers say it will be scaled back. >> we're not going to have 7 stages. we'll go back to the way it started. >> reporter: new organizers say they need corporate sponsors. after this year they'll work on a five year plan to keep it out of jeopardy in the future. >>> ktvu learned that a man shot do death was under surveillance in a homicide. we're told the driver was a person of interest in a homicide in san jose last week. police say the driver accu celebrated toward an officer and the officer opened fire. some neighbors are questioning the use of force. >> too extreme. there are a lot of kids and people out. >> i would think they would have some precaution or back down a little bit. >> the driver died at a hospital. his name has not been released. >>> cal train says a pedestrian was killed on the tracks this afternoon. a north bound train struck the pedestrian south of the deer don station ju
stimulus continues to help the economy and lists believe he is likely to say the economy is better than it was weeks ago but he could mention the bailout to point out the risky economic situation. >>> hostess can sell and now a bankruptcy judge approved a deal and they still have to decide on the sale of other hostess brand including devil dogs and ring kings. >>> there is a new report about sugary drinks and where they rank for a health problem in the united states. >>> and we have a colorful celebration in the bay area, stay tuned for more news weather and traffic. . >>> carnival triumph was crippled by an engine fire leaving more than 4,000 people stranded but they will not be back until june 15th which means an extra 10 cruises will be canceled. >>> san francisco attorney wants the federal government to crack down on energy drinks. they are urging the fda to require the amount of caffeine to the put on the label. five deaths have been linked to the drinks and the company that makes the drinks say it is safe. >>> they have linked obesity to sugary drinks and the number comes from the
could be stealing business from american companies, causing more problems for our economy. now, the president and the ceos today will come up with ways to share information and put a stop to the cyber attacks. this comes after the pentagon announced plans yesterday to increase cyber security for the country. we'll dig more into the plans when i see you next hour. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. a sex offender will be moving into an east bay neighborhood despite protests from prosecutors. yesterday, a state appeals court approved the conditional release of 69-year-old charles crispman. he will be moving from a state hospital to a cottage on willow pass road in bay point. he sawyered time for a lewd act with a boy. he must wear an ankle monitor. >>> police are asking for the public's help in finding the man responsible for a sexual battery incident at one bay area campus. authorities say the assault happened in the wellness center at city college of san francisco just after noon on saturday. a female student was showering in a locked stall when s
police. >>> the america's cup race is no longer expected to give bay area economy a half billion boost. however that same report shows it will cost the city substantially less to host the big sailing event. >>> this morning the streets of palo alto are clear that is after serving as a backdrop for a television show. they were shooting a pilot for the hbo show culled silicon valley. it features six young people living in palo alto and working to become millionaires. the camera, lights, and cables blocked some traffic. but many say it was exciting to have hollywood come to the area. >> all right. >>> time is 4:48. we have the fog out there. we also have southbound 101 near petaluma as well. sal, how is it look something >> it's doing pretty well but the fog you mentioned is going to be a problem for some because it is pretty thick. let's go outside and show you the traffic. we normally see this wide caning east shore. we are down to a few cars disappearing into the clouds here on 80. that is what the thick fog is doing. it's pretty low visibility in some areas. you might want to allow ex
is not to chase a balance budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy. put people back to work and if we do that we're going to be growing the economy. >> paul ryan's plan is to eliminate obama care. >>> sources tell us that our report has persuaded the nfl to consider genetic tests for players. a health and science editor john fowler broke the story last month of a cheek swab test that its innovators say will show bio analysts for brain damage. roger goodell now says the league wants to learn more about those bio markers. thousands of players are suing the league charging they did not do enough to protect players. >>> in europe, a late winter storm shut down travel in several countries. europe's third busiest airport cancelled hundreds of flights and more cancellations are expected tomorrow. >> and in england hundreds of drivers were stranded for up to 10 hours on ice and snow covered highways. in fact, some drivers simply abandoned their cars which just added to all the problems. >> in china the number of dead figs found in a river in shanghai has doubled reachi
francisco state senator, mark leno has proposed that idea, because he says it will boost the local economy. amber lee is live in the city tonight, where some people think extending last call will bring some big headaches. and not just for those who are drinking. >> reporter: frank, we're inside tupelo in the northeast. an area known for its vibrant nightlife. the question is how will it fect businesses and residents. every drink that's poured is money that flows into the economy. the owner of tupelo bar and restaurant says two additional hours of alcohol service will make a difference. >> to allow businesses to maximize their ability to have profits, and san francisco in general, i think has always been a place for people to come for nightlife. >> reporter: if passed, it would allow cities to partner with the state to come up with a plan that would include community input in allowing certain establishments to serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. supporters say currently, there are at least 25 cities, including chicago, new york, and washington, d.c. which allow alcohol service beyond 2:00 a.m. >>
after the federal reserve stood by the plan to boost the economy. that announcement came at 11:00 this morning, also concern is easing about a possible financial crisis in cypress. the nation needs a bailout to avoid defaulting on the financial obligations. >>> the dow is currently up 63. the nasdaq is up 23. s&p is up 10. >>> we are now less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8, which is california's ban on same-sex marriages. next tuesday, the court will hear arguments for and answer prop 8 along with another same- sex marriage case. that worn the challenge to the federal defense of mare arc -- marriage act. the supreme court said they would release same-day audio presented. the court rayly does that. but they did not mention television coverage which legal experts say that probably won't be allowed. >>> a bay area consumer group is warning about potential hidden fees with the municipal identification card. the city key created the i.d. cards in part for undocumented immigrants. a debit function was added to offer bank
out, it ends and everyone goes back to partying. >>> we heard so much in this economy how cities have to cut services. the east st. louis fire department have to cut services to a degree you won't believe. there's a video that demonstrates it. this is from east st. louis. they have had it closed since 1988. a few years ago, they had 150 firefighters. currently, they have 53. in may, they may have to lay off 22 of them. now the national fire protection association recommends to respond to a house fire, they want five engines, two chiefs and 15 firefighters. currently, they have two engines and six firefighters. this video was put together to demonstrate the effect of having stations closed and not having enough firefighters to respond. later in the video, they have video from a helmet cam that captures some of what firefighters do. ♪ >> we contacted city leaders of st. louis to see what they are doing to respond to this budget crisis. we have yet to hear from them as of press time. via skype, we have the fire captain to talk to us. tell us what it's like to fight a house fire with th
, an economy onto itself. >> >> back here in 10 minutes, you noticed increasing clouds. there is rain in your future. how much you could get and what areas that will see the most. . >>> tom baker live at hp pavilion with the economic boost the ncaa tournament will provide. >> tom? >> reporter: it could be about $20 million. thanks to the big boost from the ncaa, the shark tank is going to be money in the bank for a lot hoff l of local businesses. >> reporter: they must fit together -- these pieces must fit together in a specific order and they must fit together perfectly. >> just 24 hours ago, we found out which teams would be coming. that, right there, means there is a lot more work that needs to be done between thousand an thursday. >> eight teams, including oregon, unlv, oregon drawing fans from far and wide. >> definitely want to see syracuse. you don't get to see east coast teams play over here. >> price seems not to be a hurdle. >> it's defendnily doable in this market on these dayses. >> reporter: the teams and san jose will be seen by millions throughout television land. >> this is a
growing economy. people trapped in poverty, we are showing our answers. >> ryan says the gop plan balances the budget without raising taxes. >> what do you hope to accomplish in these meetings? >> president obama met with senate democrats today. when the closed door meeting, but president obama discussed his second term goals. the president urged democrats to keep an open mind as they worked to cut spending. he'll head back to the hill tomorrow. democrats are scheduled to announce their budget proposal tomorrow for the first time in four years. >> nasa's mars rover curiosity has unearthed interesting new findings after drilling into the surface of the red planet. ktvu tells us the reason those findings may prop scientists to stop calling mars the red planet. >> nasa scientists now know that mars shouldn't be called a red planet anymore. the mars rover called curiosity drilled a hole into the planet and discovered what the red rusted exterior was hiding underneath. >> drilling down and hitting a completely different planet, really, a gray planet instead of a red planet was sur
who believe the fed will keep stimulating the economy by leaving near record low interest rates where they are. that's despite a strengthening u.s. economy and rising home prices. new this morning, the congress department announced home starts were up in february. construction rose at its second fastest pace in four and a half years and there is a positive sign for future construction as building permit requests jumped more than 4.5%. that's the most since june of 2008. >>> developing news. we're finding out more about last night's explosion in nevada that killed seven marines. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom to tell us exactly what happened. >> reporter: we're still trying to figure out exactly what happened but the pentagon has confirmed that at least seven marines were killed, seven others injured during a training exercise last night. it happened at the hawthorne army depot in nevada, not far from the california boder. 145 miles southeast of -- border, 145 miles southeast of re knee. it's used to -- reno. it's used to train forces. we have new video of some of the injured marin
on the annual event. >> it really brings a lot of money and it helps the economy. >> we want to do is make sure that people know that the event is happening this clear. >> reporter: the new organizers say that the large festival will be scaled back. >> we're not going to have seven stages. we'll go back to the way carnaval started. >> reporter: residents and business owners gatted at at this theater to organize, volunteer and offer to help raise money. in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> uc students hoping to earn degree credits online may not be able to after all. university of california faculty leaders announced their opposition to legislation that would allow public college students to earn credits online. the bill would allow students who can't get into overcrowded classes to take similar online courses from outside institutions. >>> state where sheman tom amemiano introduced legislation that would make policing cannabis laws the responsibility of california alcoholic bench control. it would provide a structure for medical cannabis cultivation, processing, testing and desc
the u.s. economy. analysts also think he could point out that the bailout situation in cypress shows the ongoing risk of the global economic situation. >>> 7:45. a teenager in petaluma, burned last night in a fire that allegedly started while he was making drugs. police say it happened on east washington street. a 15-year-old boy is accused of starting a small fire while he was making hash oil out of marijuana. he was rushed to the hospital for treatment on burns on his face and hands. he was also given a citation to appear in juvenile court. this comes a month after fema issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know,
. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured values, the newest way to enjoy subway every day! subway. eat fresh. >>> some popular bay area supermarkets are pushing back against genetically-engineered seafood. alex savidge tells us about the safety concerns behind this growing national movement. >>> whole foods market and trader joe's are among the more
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jobless numbers stay about the economy. it's happened again. another carnival cruise ship in trouble. what's happened this time? >>> the markets are due for a correction at some point. but right now in early trade, the dow is looking to extend its recent winning streak to ten days, the last time it was up nine days in a row was 16 years ago. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 59 at 14,514. the s&p also just a few points away from its record close. right now, it is up 5 at 1516. the nasdaq is also up 10. now, the main reason for today's surge of the stock market, the labor department says the number of new jobless claims hit a five-year low last week. the government reports new claims fell to 332,000. that's down 10,000 from the week before. it's also down almost 13% since november. the drop shows fewer layoffs are creating new strengths in the job market. >>> a dream becoming a nightmare for another group of cruise ship passengers. ktvu's pam cook is in our newsroom now to tell us about more problems for carnival cruise shrine. >> about one month after that engine fire on t
of cypress as a way to save their economy. the proposed measures are provoking fears that the similar move may spread and cause bank runs in the other 16 nations that use the euro. the dow is down 35 at 14,478. the nasdaq is down 16. s&p down 7. >>> several tech industry analysts say apple is about to raise its quarterly dividends. they told bloomberg it could top $4 a share. that would put it in the top 20% of any publicly traded u.s. company. it would give a boost to investors who have seen their share price tumble more than 35% since september. >>> today, the faa is expected to announce its final decision son which small-to-medium airports will have their towers closed because of the sequester. early reports had concord, santa rosa, napa, san core lot and livermore as candidates in the -- san carlos and livermore as candidates in the bay area. the cuts begin next month. pilots will still be able to take off and land at the airports but instead of talking to air traffic controller, the pilots will have to talk to each other. >>> the republican party plans to change itself after what happ
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